I hope this post will restore some sanity to what has been an apologist-fest around here at BGN. The facts of the situation (a 6-8 season) have left us clinging to false hopes of playoff glory and lionizing Reid and his incompetent friend (Juan Castillo) to the point where one could easily mistake the hapless Eagles for the Green Bay Packers or the New England Patriots.
Shortened offseason? Not enough time to gel? That's a bunch of pure unadulterated bullshit. Everyone had this shortened offseason. Were the Eagles the only ones on strike who were somehow in a unique position to not benefit from OTA's? No. But from reading these pages, people have swallowed the Nova Care propaganda hook, line and sinker.
6-8. Let it sink in. Six and motherfucking eight. That's not so hot for a team that is "all in." "But EvilBanner," the apologists cry, "Reid added so many new pieces." Yeah, he sure did. And those pieces were Cullen Jenkins, sack specialist Jason Babin and Nnamdi fucking Asomugha. They're pretty goddamn good. And fatandy, quite predictably, screwed it up. Did he not think that he'd need linebackers?
The sins of fatandy continue, of course. In a well-documented act of coaching malpractice, he names his "high motor" offensive line coach the defensive coordinator. This results in utter disaster, as is evidenced by historic fourth quarter collapses and a complete shitshow at home that drives three quarters of the fans to leave the goddamn Linc.
And now people praise him? For what? Thanks for nothing, Andy. Let's end the season on a high note by firing Reid and Castillo. Andy, no offense, but please GTFO and take Juan with you to San Diego.